Drama will destroy your business, your life and you.
Surround yourself with positive energy, positive people,
positive words and you will go far!
When life get's you down ---> RUN from the DRAMA!

Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day Angel Food Cake Tropical Pineapple Strawberry Parfait Dessert

This Memorial Day Unite for the National Moment of Remembrance at 3 p.m today.
Wherever you are take time to remember those who died in service for our freedom and pray for the families who have loved ones serving and fallen.

Visit http://www.magiesplacecookbook.info for hundreds of family favorite recipes.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Why I am a Happy eBay Seller

There are so many wonderful reasons for selling online especially eBay.  I think the reason I enjoy selling postcards, cabinet cards and other ephemera is the interesting buyers I meet.  I sold a postcard to a lady in Helena Montana where I have relatives.  She happened to know my cousin quite well and wrote a nice note to me.  Another lady wrote to tell me that she purchased  a postcard from me because her Grandfather built the building that was featured on the front of the postcard.  Some buyers like to tell me that "Wow I remember that motel  pictured on postcard.  I stayed there as a little kid.  I just had to buy it. "

Other happy buyers are authors who need old pictures of certain cities, museums who like to add to their collections of local history.  I also meet people who I have a connection with, that has nothing to do with the item they won on auction.  I just had several sales to a ham radio operator in Florida who bought old photographs from me.  I knew he was a ham because his ebay ID was his call sign.  Now when we communicate I ask him  how the big ham radio convention in Dayton was since I could not attend.

Today was really a good day to appreciate Ebay.  I went to a church rummage sale.   I got great deals, good quality quilt fabric and a first edition book which I will read then list.  They have one of these books on amazon for 62 bucks.  Now I may not get that much but.......

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Are you thinking out of the "BOX"

Wow, these are really challenging times financially. There are ways to overcome, if you think out of the box!! Remember that birthday money you got in your birthday card? What did you do with it? Spend it on something small that you really did not need or want!

I have to laugh at a specific bank commercial I often hear on the radio. A husband and wife are out on their Saturday morning shopping errands. He gets an alert from his bank that his checking account is low after they purchased something. No problem he will just transfer money from his savings account to his checking account so they can go over to the bakery across the street to buy those cupcakes he loves. Oh my gosh, take your money from savings to buy "CUPCAKES"!!!!

Let me share with you something my Sis said the other day. She knows how to give me a really "expensive" birthday gift. She will give me, let's say $25, and knows that I can turn that into well over $100!!!! That way I can get something really cool, that she did not have the money to buy for me.

I search the thrift stores and garage sales for things I can sell on eBay and Craig's List, that is where I spend my money. Amazing what a few dollars can do for your "financial portfolio". Let me share this find with you.

I was out "garage selling" and ran across a Starbucks lighted store sign. You know the one with the mermaid that is in the window of most Starbucks. Well I thought heck why not ask what they want for it. It was $1.00, sure I can afford that, I am sure I can get $10 at least!! Long story short it sold for $180 to a man in Japan.

Or how about this one.

So last week, I stop off at a thrift store after teaching my art class in Los Altos. 17 kiddos learning to draw, you would think I would have been exhausted, but never to tired to drop in and see what I can do with the little bit of money I had in my wallet.

I am searching around and this lady was by my side and had this awesome looking canister or cookie jar in her hand. It was sooooo cool, I said wish I had seen that first. Did not know what it was but it look adorable.

Anyway I picked up a couple of items, went up to the counter and this lady was in front paying for her items. She had put the cookie jar behind the counter with some of the other things she wanted to buy. People like to take breakable or heavy items up to the counter and have them hold them till they are done shopping. Don't want to break anything!!!!

When she was done paying the cashier she realized that they had not included the cookie jar. She got a little irritated and walked out of the store. I watched as she got into her car, was not sure if she was coming back to get the cookie jar. Well she was gone out of there. Maybe a little mad about the whole deal or something, so I ask to see the cookie jar, it was signed on the bottom Penzo, did not know a thing about that name, but for $4.00 I said heck why not, what do I have to lose.

Got it home did some research and low and behold, she is a famous artist that does beautiful ceramic work out of Zimbabwe, Africa. Her things are unique and each artist that paints on them signs them. So UP on eBay it went, within 1 hour I had a bid on it and I sold it for $75. WOW you never know what is waiting for you. Do you think that this was meant for me, what are the coincidence that I was right behind her at the checkout counter??????Hmmmmm Thank you God.

You see I do not have a world of knowledge on these thing, never ever heard of the name on that cookie jar, I just took a chance. That is what true entrepreneurship is all about, taking the risk!

So next time you are tempted to buy CUPCAKES, think how much ROI you could have to help that financial crunch.

Be Blessed and Prosper

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Rare Perfume In Cracked Bottles

Rare Perfume In Cracked Bottles
The Positive Side Of Chronic Pain

You may be doing a double take at that but please hear me out. I have quite a few friends who are disabled in varying degrees and from them I have learned many lessons. The best one is allowing my own disabilities to be turned into positive tools to help others. It seems that the more one of these folks is suffering the more they have to give. It's a phenomena that does not make sense. Hurting people who in the midst of their most severe trials can offer such jewels of hope and encouragement to other people. I have found that reaching out to others in love does indeed make the burden easier to bear. When I am concerned about someone else then I am not so focused on my own struggles.

I know that there are a lot of folks out there who suffer with a lot of different aches and pains and that is a part of everyday life, but that is not what I am talking about here. What I am talking here is more than that. I am talking about people with chronic, debilitating conditions that affect every moment of every day and they know that it will never change. Still they don't give up. They look up instead, and find the silver lining in the darkest cloud. Most of what these people go through is tough, let me tell ya, and there are days that just positively get them down and I know there are a fair share of tears shed along the way. Usually the majority of what they experience is experienced alone and they are often misunderstood by the people around them. They know about the night. The regular activities of life become thought out calculated moves that take more time and effort than for that of the average person. Things like getting dressed or putting ones shoes on is mostly forgotten after childhood but for those with the chronic pain brought on by disabilities this is not so.

The poor souls with walking disabilities are often the most forgotten because no one wants to see. In public every day we encounter them. At McDonald's, cleaning your motel room, in construction, at the dry cleaners, you name it. If its hard, hot,long or dangerous then you can bet a person who should be disabled out of the system is having to work like a slave in it. Look next time you are out. Find the kindest, gentlest, sweetest loving souls and you will find the humble, broken, hurting people who have to struggle in some way just to make it. Some are broken so that they can't even make it out at all anymore. You don't see them either but they are there too. How do they make it? Yet still they give themselves away in love.

So I implore you to please open up and open out. Instead of looking away, look inside and become an advocate for the humble broken souls that make all of our lives shine a little brighter. Rub shoulders with the wounded (gently) and break bread with the humble. You well may be in the presence of the Royalty of future worlds. In them lies the rarest, most costly perfume that is in existence. So rare that the richest treasures on earth combined could not begin to be enough to pay it's price.


Inspiration from Joel Osteen

When you wake up in the morning, do you expect the goodness of God in your life? Do you set the tone of the day for success, favor and blessing?

It doesn't matter what happened yesterday, last week, last month or last year; today is a new day. This moment, you have the power to make a change in your life. Things may be bad all around you. People may be negative, complaining and discouraged, but don't let that spirit rub off on you. Instead, choose to bless the Lord at all times. Let His praise continually be in your mouth. Remember, the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn shining brighter and brighter until the full day.

Stay determined to set the tone for each new day by speaking words of faith over your future. As you do, you'll enlarge your vision and make room for God to do amazing things in every area of your life!

Joel Osteen


This beautiful message was sent to me today from a lovely friend on Facebook.
Feel free to visit him at: DeWayne Drumgole aka: Positive Black Man


I personally listen to Joel Osteen's CD's for my own inspiration.
Visit his website: JoelOsteen.com
You can also find great deals on his items on eBay -->
Joel Osteen on eBay

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Garden of Life #2

As part of my continued journey to "stop and smell the roses" (See, Garden of Life #1), I sat on my patio, in my favorite chair, and sipped from a glass of rich, merlot wine. It was a lovely, balmy Florida evening as the sun began to dip toward the horizon behind the oak trees. I marveled at the vast array of colors -- pink, lavender, violet, coral, gold, turquoise, jade -- spreading across the sky. The vivid and subtle hues were more breathtaking than any human artist could ever lay on canvas.

As I watched the changing sky I thought, "How many beautiful sunsets have I missed during my life because I was rushing from here to there? How many more opportunities do I have left to watch Mother Nature create her fleeting, artistic masterpieces in the heavens above?"

How many more chances do YOU have?

Slow down and catch the next sunset. . .or sunrise. . .and as you watch the miracle unfold, count the simple blessings in your life. Like colors in the sky, they are infinite and meant to be treasured.

Until next time. . .remember the roses!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Beams of Sunshine

Do an act of kindness,Gladden someone's day;
Give a smile to someone
Passing by your way.
Share a thought with someone,
It could mean so much
Little beams of sunshine
Brightening lives you touch!

By Beverly J.Anderson

Think of how much joy you would have in your lives if only everyone did this!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Searching for my inner child

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. ~ Pablo Picasso

The most potent muse of all is our own inner child. ~ Steven Nachmanovitch

I am learning from my creative friends. It turns out that I really do have an artist within me. I am willing to bet that we all do. I admit that I am more comfortable with spreadsheets than I am with watercolors...but colors are so much more fun!

Just Laugh At the Little Things

When life has you stressed out or someone has ruined a moment for you, try to think positive & laugh at the little things in life. I know I do! Laughing is one of the best remedies there is for when you are feeling down!

I'll tell you a little story that you can think about to get a good laugh next time you have a bad day! About 3 years ago, my son who was 8 at the time caught a frog. He played with that frog all day long and wore the poor little bugger out. It was bed time, so I told my son, time to let the frog go and get to bed. I thought he understood that as putting it outside on the back porch & letting it go.

Well the next day, he was gone to school and I had completely forgot about the frog. I was doing my daily Mom chores, picking up laundry from the floor, going into his bathroom to get ready to clean it, etc. I kept hearing this Kaploink! Kaploink! noise. I could not figure out for the life of me, what it could be!!

Off I went to get the bleach to clean his bathroom, came back a few minutes later & heard the noise again. I went to open his toilet lid to dump the bleach in & out shot the frog!!!! Needless to say, after I had my heart attack , screamed & almost passed out, I got myself together...got the rubber gloves on & took the frog "out" as my son was instructed to do so the night before.

When my son got home from school that afternoon, I was waiting. I didn't say a word and snuck around the corner & watched him go into his bathroom and look into the toilet with bewilderment in his eyes. He searched all over the bathroom, then came running out. I asked him if there was a problem? He then explained to me that the frog must be in the house somewhere, because he couldn't "find" it. I said, Wow! I thought you were to put it outside last night. I didn't take a breath and added, by the way I cleaned your bathroom this morning & flushed the toilet before I cleaned it. I thought he was going to faint then.

After awhile, I finally told him that "YES" Mom found the frog & put it in a bucket outside. He replied that frogs needed water & he reeeeeeeeaaaaally wanted to keep it, so he thought I would never look in his toilet & he'd sure be able to keep it.

Now, several years later, we went through the same thing, only this time it was a turtle!!

I sit and think about those moments when I am having a rough time with something and I have to just laugh each time, because yo gotta hand it to my son, he is pretty smart thinking the toilet the safest place to keep a critter! LOL!

Lets just pray he never gets into snakes!

Monday, May 17, 2010

The Scientific Cure for Drama

Drama comes in many forms and from many directions. It could be from work. It could come from your spouse or the kids. It could be the morning news on TV or in the newspaper. Whatever the source, there is one tried and true cure for the blues, or as we say it here, Drama.

You just need someone to put a smile on your face! I think it's a scientific fact that when we smile or laugh, it actually makes chemical changes in our brains. These changes make us feel better. So let me try to at least get a smile on your face to start your day right today. Let me tell you how my day is going, so far.

Yesterday, at my doctor appointment he told me that I had better get rid of that spare tire I'm carrying around my waist or the future may be filled with drama. (Translation: I might die too soon.) Not too funny so far, huh?

Well, I took his words yesterday to heart and promised that I would start the very next morning making changes. So far this morning I have been doing great! I've already burnt 600 calories... I left my bagel in the toaster too long!

Well, I hope I got at least a little smile from you. Smile at everyone you see today, even strangers. You'll brighten their day and some of them will even smile back, which will brighten yours. And if someone causes you drama today, don't fight, don't even speak. Just smile at them... maybe even giggle a little if you're in the mood. It'll drive them crazy! Are you smiling? :-)

Wishing you a Drama Free day.

Dr eBay


The other day, I was going through papers and came across something that I had received and
kept several years ago. After reading it, I wanted to share it with you. I don't know who
the author is, but I am glad I received a copy. Maybe some of you have read this yourselves.
If not, I hope you will enjoy it and make you reflect as much as it did me!

The first day of college, our professor introduced himself and challenged us to get to know
someone we didn't already know. I stood up to look around when a gentle hand touched my
shoulder. I turned around to find a wrinkled, little old lady beaming up at me with a smile
that lit up her entire being! She said, "Hi handsome! My name is Rose. I'm eighty-seven years
old. Can I give you a hug?" I laughed and enthusiastically responded, "Of course you may!"
and she gave me a GIANT squeeze. "Why are you in college at such a young, innocent age?" I
asked. She jokingly replied, "I'm here to meet a rich husband, get married, have a couple of
kids..." "No seriously," I asked. I was curious what may have motivated her to be taking on
this challenge at her age. "I ALWAYS DREAMED of having a college education, and now I'm
getting one!" she told me.
After class, we walked to the student union building, and shared a chocolate milkshake. We
became instant friends. Every day for the next three months, we would leave class together  
and talk nonstop. I was always mesmerized listening to this "time machine" as she shared her
wisdom and experience with me. Over the course of the year, Rose became a campus icon and she
easily made friends wherever she went...She loved to dress up and she reveled in the attention
bestowed upon her from the other students. She was LIVING IT UP!

At the end of the semester, we invited Rose to speak at our football banquet. I'll never
forget what SHE taught us! She was introduced and stepped up to the podium. As she began to deliver
her prepared speech, she dropped her three by five cards on the floor. Frustrated and a little
embarrassed, she leaned into the microphone and simply said, "I'm sorry I'm so jittery! I gave
up beer for Lent and this whiskey is KILLING ME! I'll never get my speech back in order, so
let me just tell you what I know."

As we laughed, she cleared her throat and began, "WE DO NOT STOP PLAYING BECAUSE WE ARE OLD;
WE GROW OLD BECAUSE WE STOP PLAYING! There are only four secrets to staying young, being happy
and achieving success. YOU have to laugh and find humor every day! YOU'VE GOT TO HAVE A DREAM!
When you lose your dreams, you die. We have so many people walking around who are dead and
don't know it! There is a Huge difference between growing older and growing up. If you are
nineteen years old and lie in bed for one full year, and don't productive thing, you will
turn twenty years old. If I am eighty-seven years old and stay in bed for a year and never
do anything I will turn eighty-eight. Anybody can grow older. That doesn't take any talent or
ability. The idea is to grow up by always finding the opportunity in change. Have no regrets.
The elderly usually don't have regrets for what we did, but rather for we did not do. The only
people who fear death are those with regrets."

She concluded her speech by Courageously singing "The Rose." She challenged each of us to study
the lyrics and live them out in our daily lives. At the year's end, Rose finished the college
degree she had begun all those years ago. One week after graduation, Rose died peacefully in her
sleep. Over two thousand college students attended her funeral in tribute to the wonderful
woman who taught by example that it's NEVER too late to be all you can possibly be!

These words have been passed along in loving memory of ROSE.


We  make a Living by what we get, We make a Life by what we give. God promises a safe landing,
not a calm passage. If God brings you to it--He will bring you through it. Lord,
I love You and need you. For without You I can do nothing.

What are your dreams? What is your out-look on life? Are you a positive influence or
a negative one? Do you see the glass as half full or half empty? I hope you all enjoyed reading
this as much as I did. Have a WONDERFUL DAY, and may you all be blessed!

Friday, May 14, 2010

What Is Your Definition Of Success?

Did you know that the answer to that question can be the gap you need to fill if you want to achieve happiness?

My dad Mr. Luis Alfredo Galarza always was a very successful man in the eyes of everyone in my country and here in the United Estates. But, his description of happiness didn't have anything to do with wealth. In fact, his description of self-fulfillment didn't have anything to do with having a great job position or knowing top city authorities, which he did... His real happy moments were every time he extended his hands to help someone. You were able to see the sparks on his eyes when he was helping someone in need. It actually inspired me to love to help people, and I thank him for that.

My dad's definition of success was to help anyone he could in his life time, and he was very successful at that, which in return make him very happy!

You need to know that Bill Gates isn't just successful by conventional standards. Bill Gates just had a different description of happiness and he did everything he could to achieve it. His goal was to become one or the top software company in the world, and he did it, because he focus on what makes him happy. Now Bill has fulfilled his own definition of success.

That's why I love this quote:
But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads?
By Albert Camus

If you want to reach true self-fulfillment, you need to answer this question: What's your definition of success?

Here is a little method you can practice to help you get on the right path:

Get a notepad and a pen and write a true description of yourself in three sentences. Read each sentences out loud to make sure each are relevant to your goals in life. After doing that you will know how close you are to your goal.

Please share your own definition of success with us...


Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Facebook Group called I Love Positive People

I was surfing the internet and I found a facebook group called I Love Positive People.  It really looks like an interesting group and it is right up the ally of this blog being positive.  Here is the link if you would like to check it out.  Facebook Group I Love Positive People

Please check it out and send me a comment if you liked it or not. 

Monday, May 10, 2010

Going On Vacation With Family

I will be going on vacation this week for  1 whole week to Hawaii with 2 generations of family.  My mom is taking my family along with my sister and my cousin.  We have never been together for a vacation ever with my children and my mom and sister.  It will be great. 

I think it is very important that children get to know their grandparents whether it is just a grandmother or both a grandmother and grandfather.  They can learn a lot from their grandparents especially about how life was in other times and places.   My mom is from Canada and she has been through a lot in her life, she is 90 years old, been through the Great Depression and WWII.

My mom is a wonderful lady and really doesn't act her 90 years old. With my mother she acts younger than she is and that is what helps her keep up her youthfulness.  She is a lot of fun to be around. 

Star Spangled Banner

This is pretty inspiring. No hype, drama or artistic interpretations:

Mother's Day inspirations

Being a mother is the hardest job a woman can take upon herself. But the rewards can be endlessly amazing.

The first reward of motherhood is seeing the wide-eyed look of discovery on your child's face when he sees or touches or tastes something new. It opens your senses again to that first moment of knowing and you get to experience things you may have passed by with a shrug. The air is suddenly fresher, the light brighter, the fingertips more sensitive.

It was satisfying to watch my children work together tirelessly to spoil me on Mother's Day. My daughter (who is celebrating two years as a mother herself) swore that she enjoyed working in the kitchen, and I know the boys had fun cooking and poking at each other.  The three of them had plotted and whispered for weeks to pull off a surprise. But none of them could resist giving me tell-tale hints.

We are fortunate enough to have all our children and grandchildren living less than an hour away so we can gather for meals and celebrations often. Food is often the vehicle for expressing love and appreciation in our home but this Mother's Day was exceptional.  Our daughter and two sons pooled their efforts and money to pamper me on this special day with flowers, candy, food and beverages that were all over the top. Strawberry margaritas, seafood beyond my wildest dreams, exotic fruits and vegetables, and chocolate weighed down the serving areas and tables.
Laughter and light-hearted chatter filled the air as we feasted and toasted.              

I began to realize that my "young'uns" are at the grand age of appreciation. I didn't think anything could top the age of discovery. But this seems to be the  best age of all.

They (and I) have survived their maturing together and we all have an even stronger love and acceptance of each other. The little stings and bumps and scrapes made better by mother's kisses. The slights and injustices made bearable by mother's hugs. The struggle to win made exciting by mother's encouragement.

At the end of the day, watching my daughter with her tiny son, cuddled into a big chair with her husband (my new son) I realized that she is the best mother I have ever known and I told her so. 

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mothers Day

Since it is Mothers Day today here is a poem that I would like to share with you.

A Mother

A Mother is one who
understands the things
you say and do

Who always overlooks
your faults and sees the
best in you

A Mother is one whose
special love inspires you
day by day.

Who fills your heart with
gladness in her warm
and thoughtful way.

A Mother is all these things
and more - the greatest
treasure known.

And the dearest Mother in
all of the world is the one I
call my own.

Happy Mothers Day to all mothers.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Mother's Day

Well, since Mother's Day is tomorrow, and we ALL have/had a mother, or are mothers ourselves, I thought this might be appropriate for the occasion. It is a quote from Mildred B. Vermont. "Being a full time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs........since the payment is Pure Love!"  How do you show your love for your mother, grandmother, and possibly great-grandmother? Don't just assume they know, even tho they do, make sure they know. It doesn't have to be something big, just a simple hug and a heartfelt "I love you" or a phone call if you are apart is enough. If you know of a lady, who has no family or is alone, invite them into your hearts this Mother's day and wish them a happy one. After all, no one likes to feel like they have been forgotten. Remember, if it weren't for those that have gone before, we wouldn't be here! So all you moms out there, have a WONDERFUL, and HAPPY Mother's Day!  :D

Friday, May 7, 2010

Garden of Life #1

As a first-time "blogger" I thought long and hard about a "positive" theme for my postings on this wonderful website. As I did so, the old "stop and smell the roses" line popped into my mind. We have so many people and things and experiences in our lives we take for granted or overlook completely. So what I plan to do is explore my own Garden of Life to discover what I appreciate and then, share my findings with you. Hopefully, by doing this, you'll slow down a bit to find the small blessings in your own life.

For example, as I look out my kitchen window I see a Ligustrum bush covered with budding white blooms. . .and a gazillion bees! My first reaction is "Danger, Danger, Will Robinson!" But as I watch these tiny, incredibly industrious creatures from my "safe" vantage point I begin to marvel at their many contributions to the chain of life. As if that weren't amazing enough, when I look closer I see colorful butterflies flitting among the fragrant blooms as well. And within the bush is a mockingbird busily attending to her babies.

So there you go. . .

Until next time. . .remember the roses!

Go as Far as you can!

Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.

-- Mary Kay Ash

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Move I say! Come on now!

One of my favorite quotes is by Will Rogers:

"Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there."

So, are you just sitting there? Yeah? Well hey, you.... get up and do something! Get moving! Even taking a small step toward accomplishing your goal will get you closer than you were. Sitting will not!

Go on now! 'Git!'


1. You accidentally enter your password on the microwave..

2. You haven't played solitaire with real cards in years.

3. You have a list of 15 phone numbers to reach your family of 3.

4. You e-mail the person who works at the desk next to you...

5. Your reason for not staying in touch with friends and family is that they don't have e-mail addresses .

6. You pull up in your own driveway and use your cell phone to see if anyone is home to help you carry in the groceries.

7. Every commercial on television has a web site at the bottom of the screen.

8. Leaving the house without your cell phone, which you didn't have the first 20 or 30 (or 60) years of your life, is now a cause for panic and you turn around to go and get it.

10. You get up in the morning and go on line before getting your coffee.

11. You start tilting your head sideways to smile. : )

12.. You're reading this and nodding and laughing.

13. Even worse, you know exactly to whom you are going to forward this message.

14. You are too busy to notice there was no #9 on this list.

15. You actually scrolled back up to check that there wasn't a #9 on this list.


Go on, forward this to your friends. You know you want to :}

Source: Email - author unknown

Online Recipes MagiesPlace

Zig Ziglar - Attitude Makes All The Difference

Zig Ziglar teaches people all over the world the fundamentals of sales and success.

Here he tells a story of a woman with a negative attitude who hated her job, shifted her attitude and changed her life.

This video is from his Ziglar Inspire Podcast which I highly recommend you visit. Go here for more info.


Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Self Nurture Yourself

Self nurturing is very important for an entrepreneur because owning her or his own business can be very stressful and if you do not take some time to care for yourself you will burn out very fast.

Here is an article that has 25 ideas to self nurture oneself.  25 Ways to Nurture Yourself .

Hope you like this.  

New Geeky-Green Initiative

I just received this from the folks at iFixitYourself.

"iFixitYourself — April 21, 2010 — You know us as the folks who take apart new hardware and show people how to fix Apple products. We're not going to stop doing any of that, but starting today we are going to massively expand our scope: We are relaunching iFixit as the free repair manual that anyone can edit."

Peace and quiet is the perfect Mothers Day gift for Moms like KB!

All I want is time to sleep, curl up with a good book or magazine, and time to relax in my lounge chair without someone calling out “Mom!” I love being a Mom and have a wonderful mother myself. But the day in and day out “job” of mom can wear a woman down. As a mother of two wonderful teen daughters I admit to participating in a fair share of drama around my house. When I get completely overwhelmed we call it “Mama Drama”. Well, I need time to escape from it. I would like time for some self reflection. In a few short hours, I could find some inner peace if I wasn’t interrupted by the dog, or the kids, or the phone.
I think a lot of other Moms would agree. I participated in a poll about a Mother's Day Dream Day on this micro site. Last I checked, Spa day was winning! I think Spa day was popular because Moms want to relax and be pampered. Since you cannot actually buy a little bit of Peace, or purchase some Quiet, you might consider getting Mom a gift that will enable her to enjoy some down time this year. I have a very supportive husband. He takes the kids out to the movies, or down to the waterfront, in order to give me some time. I really appreciate it when he does this. This is a generous gift from someone who truly cares. Of course my family knows that I love books, scented pillow, robes, slippers, herbal teas and other gifts designed to pamper and nourish the inner me. It's great to have the Mother's Day Cards nearby while I relax and think about how great it is to be a Mom, especially a rejuvenated Mom!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

100 Positive Bloggers WANTED


I am seeking out 100 Positive Bloggers to post blogs now and then on this site.
Once a month is the only commitment I am asking in this volunteer position.

Please blog about positive topics.
It could be about a sale you made, a client you found or a friend, family member that brings positive influence in your life!

I will make you an author and you can post your POSITIVE thoughts at your convenience!

As an Author you can have a direct link to your website on the authors list and you can post links in your blog to promote yourself as well!

Now, lets gather up all that positive energy and SHARE IT WITH THE WORLD!
100 Positive Bloggers UNITE!

email me to sign up and get added to the list:

Monday, May 3, 2010

Avoid Anonymous Comments

Funny to me that I had just set this page up while listening to my local radio station: WOCA News Talk Radio when Rush Limbaugh came on. I was kind of half way paying attention but something he said I LOVED and I thought OMG this is perfect info for the new blog and he said " If you read all those anonymous negative comments it will take away your self esteem in seconds!"

He is so right on with that statement and I just had to share it!
I thought what a great first post for the new RunDramaRun.com Blog eh? lol

Now many may call Rush loaded with Drama as he does have his dramatic moments for sure so what do you think? Do you think Rush is Positive or Negative?
AND no Anonymous comments please :-)